2017 FEATURE FILMS


ANGRY INUK
Inuk | Canada

NZ PREMIERE

Have your perceptions of seal hunting exploded in this multi-award winning documentary on anti–seal hunting campaigns and the relevance of the hunt to the lives of the Inuit.


BONFIRE
Yakut | Russia

NZ PREMIERE

Dmitrii Davydov brings us a remarkable debut feature film about a father’s love.


COLONIZATION ROAD
First Nations | Canada

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonisation of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Streets literally named Colonization Follow comedian Ryan McMahon as he journeys through Ontario to learn the history of these roads.

SCREENING TIMES

Friday 17 March
7:30 pm
The Civic Theatre

Saturday 18 March
2 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
9 pm
Ngā Purapura

Friday 17 March
7:45 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Sunday 19 March
1 pm
Ngā Purapura


EVER THE LAND
Tūhoe | Aotearoa

EVER THE LAND explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand’s most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.


FRACTURED LAND
Eh Cho Dene, Dunne-Za Cree | Canada

Fractured land follows young Dene lawyer, Caleb Behn as he fights some of the largest fracking operations in the world on behalf of his people. 


GOD JOHOGOI
Yakut | Russia

NZ PREMIERE

Every year the Sakha people celebrate the festival of summer – Ysekh. In this documentary see Jehegey as he experiences the holiday for the first time. 

SCREENING TIMES

Sunday 19 March
9:30 am
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Saturday 18 March
12 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Friday 17 March
9:15 pm
The Civic Theatre


GOLDSTONE
Gamilaroi, Bigambal | Australia

NZ PREMIERE

In the sequel to Mystery Road, Detective Jay Swan heads to the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. 


MARA’AKAME’S DREAM
Huichol | Mexico

NZ PREMIERE

This evocative portrait of Mexico follows Niere, a young Huichol Indian caught between his traditional culture and his youthful ambitions


 
MELE MURALS
Native Hawaiian | USA

“Mele Murals” is a feature length documentary on the transformative power of the melding of modern graffiti art with ancient Hawaiian culture and storytelling for a new generation of Hawaiians.

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
7  pm
The Civic Theatre

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
7 pm
The Civic Theatre

Friday 17 March
5:30 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Saturday 18 March
10 am
The Civic Theatre


POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Hine | Aotearoa

‘Poi E’, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie Poi E is the story of how that iconic song gave pride to generations of New Zealanders.


RISE: STANDING ROCK
Métis, Algonquin | Canada

From the Standing Rock protests to the battle for Oak Flat, the Viceland docuseries RISE expertly investigates the ongoing environmental rights struggles that continue to be faced by Native American and indigenous citizens.


 
SÁMI BLOOD
South Sámi | Sweden

NZ PREMIERE

The multi award winning Sámi Blood follows a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s. 

Sámi Blood is the recipient of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film 2017, the largest cash prize award for a film in Europe. 

SCREENING TIMES

Saturday 18 March
6:30 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Saturday 18 March
5 pm
The Civic Theatre

Sunday 19 March
3 pm
Ngā Purapura

SCREENING TIMES

Wednesday 15 March
8:30 pm
The Civic Theatre

Sunday 19 March
2:30 pm
The Civic Theatre


SUN AT MIDNIGHT
Tlicho | Canada

NZ PREMIERE

Lia, a 16 year-old urban princess, is sent to spend the summer with her Gwich’in grandmother in a small arctic community. Desperate to return to city life she steals a boat and sets out into the vast Northern wilderness.


TANNA
Nauvhal | Vanuatu

Filmed on the Vanuatu Island of Tanna and enacted by the Yakel tribe, TANNA tells of a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.


THE OKA LEGACY & DIG IT IF YOU CAN
Mohawk | Canada   Thlopthocco, Creek | USA

1990’s Oka Crisis was a standoff between the Mohawk people of Kanesatake, the police and eventually the army. The Oka Crisis, which lasted 78 days and drew worldwide attention, had a profound impact on Indigenous peoples in Canada. 

Dig It If You Can is a portrait of Steven Paul Judd, one of the art world’s most energetic, accessible and celebrated figures, this self-taught artist’s love for pop culture and Native American art has given him a massive following.

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
9 pm
The Civic Theatre

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
7 pm
Ngā Purapura

Sunday 19 March
5:30 pm
The Civic Theatre

SCREENING TIMES

Friday 17 March
5 pm
The Civic Theatre


WE CAN’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE
Abenaki | Canada

NZ PREMIERE

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice follows the historic discrimination complaint filed against the Government of Canada in 2007 by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations.


ZACH’S CEREMONY
Waanyi, Garawa, Gangalidda | Australia

NZ PREMIERE

Growing up isn’t easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture.


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SCREENING TIMES

Sunday 19 March
11 am
The Civic Theatre

SCREENING TIMES

Thursday 16 March
9:30 am
The Civic Theatre